PHSL 848 Molecular Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders
An in-depth coverage of pathogenic mechanisms in neurological diseases; cellular and molecular responses to brain injury and disease, neuroinflammatory diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis), neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and prion diseases), neurogenetic diseases (e.g., lysosomal and peroxisomal disorders, Down's syndrome and fragile X), trauma, stroke, and viral diseases (e.g., HIV encephalitis). (Same as ANAT 848, NURO 848, PHCL 848, and NEUS 848.) Prerequisite: Advanced Neuroscience (ANAT 846, PHCL 846 or PHSL 846) or an equivalent course and consent of instructor.
The Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology prepares the student for a career in independent research in the broad are of Physiology. The Ph.D. is most often followed by one or more years of postdoctoral training in a specific area of research. Acquisition of a Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology allows the individual to pursue positions in industry or government and following postdoctoral experience opportunities are available at the college or university level.